Appel: VarDial Workshop, COLING 2014

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
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Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:49:25 -0300
From: Marcos Zampieri <marcos_zampieri at>
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Call For Papers

1st Workshop on Applying NLP Tools to Similar Languages, Varieties and
Dialects (VarDial) and DSL Shared Task at COLING 2014 in Dublin,

VarDial Workshop:
DSL Shared Task:

The interest in language resources and computational models for the
study of similar languages, varieties and dialects has been growing
substantially in the last few years. The VarDial workshop aims to
provide a forum for scholars working on a range of topics related to the
study of linguistic variation.

We welcome papers dealing with one or more topics of the VarDial

1) Language Resources and Tools for Varieties and Dialects
- Corpus compilation (comparable, parallel)
- Adaptation of tools (taggers, parsers) for similar languages,
  varieties and dialects
- Evaluation of LR and tools applied to language varieties
- Reusability of LR in NLP applications (e.g. machine translation)
- Corpus-driven studies in dialectology and language variation

2) NLP Tasks and Applications
- Identification of lexical variation and lexicon induction
- Automatic classification of language varieties
- Domain adaptation between language varieties
- Identification of false friends
- Machine translation between varieties and dialects

Along with the VarDial workshop we will also be organizing the
Discriminating between Similar Languages (DSL) shared task. We will
release a specific call for participation soon. More information: /sharedtask.html

Instruction for Authors

Papers should contain a maximum of 8 pages + 2 additional pages for
The templates are available at the COLING website. For better
presentation we strongly recommend papers to be prepared using LaTeX.
The review process will be double blind, submissions should be

Important Dates

Paper Submission: May 2nd, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: June 6th, 2014
Camera-Ready Version: June 27th, 2014
Workshop: August 23rd or 24th, 2014

Program Committee

Željko Agić (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Jorge Baptista (University of Algarve and INESC-ID, Portugal)
Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Aoife Cahill (Educational Testing Service, United States)
Paul Cook (University of Melboune, Australia)
Liviu Dinu (University of Bucarest, Romania)
Stefanie Dipper (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Sascha Diwersy (University of Cologne, Germany)
Tomaž Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Mikel L. Forkada (University of Alicante, Spain)
Binyam Gebrekidan Gebre (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Holland)
Nitin Indurkhya (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Jeremy Jancsary (Nuance Communications, Austria)
Marco Lui (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
Santanu Pal (Saarland University, Germany)
Sebastian Padó (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Reinhard Rapp (University of Mainz, Germany and University of Aix-Marsaille,
Felipe Sánchez Martínez (University of Alicante, Spain)
Kevin Scanell (Saint Louis University, USA)
Yves Scherrer (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Serge Sharoff (Leeds University, United Kingdom)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Elke Teich (Saarland University, Germany)
Joel Tetreault (Nuance Communications, USA)
Francis Tyers (University of Alicante, Spain)
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)


Marcos Zampieri (Saarland University, Germany)
Liling Tan (Saarland University, Germany)
Nikola Ljubešić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Jörg Tiedemann (Uppsala University, Sweden)


Workshop: vardialworkshop at
Shared Task: dsl.sharedtask at

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